Back When There Was Baseball: Tom Grieve

March 13, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Tom Grieve joins us this week.  Tom was a 1st round draft pick in the 1966 MLB draft by the Washington Senators.  In fact, Tom and his son Ben were the 1st father-son team to both be drafted in the 1st round.  He made it up to the Big…

Back When There Was Baseball: Tom Burgmeier

March 6, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week is Tom Burgmeier. You should remember Tom as a left-handed relief pitcher mainly in the 1970s, but do you really know how good he was? Tom pitched in the Majors from 1968-1984, had a record of 79-…

Back When There Was Baseball: Dave Dravecky

February 28, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week is remembered for his great comeback from cancer, then the ending of his career in Montreal.  But did you remember how effective he was as a left-handed pitcher in the 1980s?  Dave Dravecky joins us this week to…

Back When There Was Baseball: Fred Holdsworth

February 21, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week is Fred Holdsworth. Fred pitched in the Major Leagues from 1972-1980. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1970 MLB Draft and was looked upon to add to the Tiger pitching staff. He got…

Back When There Was Baseball: Steve Grilli

February 14, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Steve Grilli joins us this week.  Steve came out of Gannon University and was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Tigers in 1970.  He worked his way through the Minors and made his Major League debut in 1975.  Steve stayed up with…

Back When There Was Baseball: Gary Lucas

February 7, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week is left-handed pitcher Gary Lucas. Don't be fooled by Gary's record of 29-44, as Gary had a career ERA of 3.01 which was phenomenal considering he not only started, but also relieved during his career. He played in…

Back When There Was Baseball: Glen Rosenbaum

January 31, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week was considered by many who played for the Chicago White Sox as the best batting practice pitcher of all time. Glen Rosenbaum signed with the White Sox in 1955, but never made it to the Big Leagues despite a career…

Back When There Was Baseball: Tom Bruno

January 24, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Tom Bruno joins us this week.  Tom was a pitcher from 1972-1979.  He was childhood friends with Randy Poffo (the infamous Macho Man Randy Savage) and they played a lot of baseball together.  Tom was in the Kansas City Royals…

Back When There Was Baseball: Bob Coluccio

January 17, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Bob Coluccio is our guest this week. Bob played in the Majors from 1973-1978 with the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. He is an interesting subject as he fell 35 games short of an MLB pension according to…

Back When There Was Baseball: Chris Speier

January 10, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week holds a special place in host Rex Naylor's heart.  Rex was presented a Wilson A2150 baseball glove at 10 years of age by his stepfather, with Chris Speier's autograph on the glove.  This inspired Rex to follow our guest this week…